Sunday, February 7, 2016

Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing #38

I miss the old hymns that I remember from my childhood - there were no drums, no electric guitar and no mind numbing beat. It was just voices and maybe a piano or an organ. The choir led the congregation in singing - and the words of these hymns are poetic. I realize that there is a need for the modern "seeker oriented" worship music - but it is also necessary to have deeper songs (no offense intended to anyone who prefers the newer church songs).

I decided to have an "Old Fashion Sunday Hymn Sing" once a month on this blog.
I personally do NOT have a great singing voice - I used to play the guitar & piano but my voice is NOT an instrument. That's the great thing about this digital hymn sing, you can warble along without being embarrassed or without offending anyone else.

The hymns that we will be studying are taken from an old hymnal from a Baptist church that is no longer in existence - "The North American Hymnal" published in 1956 by "THE ROGER WILLIAMS PRESS"

I will also try to find a version of the featured hymn on "YouTube" to share with you each month.

Today's featured hymn is "My Savior's Love" written & composed by C.H. Gabriel (1856-1932).  
Last Sunday I heard this old hymn on TV & I couldn't remember the title (the title was not shared on the show that I was watching).  Yesterday, when I sat down to write this post I was still fretting about remembering the title and then I opened the hymnal to this exact song!! 
The history behind this author & composer is quite amazing also.  C.H. Gabriel was born on a farm in Iowa.  He began by teaching singing and worked with a church in San Francisco before eventually working for a publishing company in Chicago.  He is credited with about 7,000 songs!

Jesus said, "As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you.  Now remain in my love" John 15:9

I have included 2 YouTube videos of this "marvelous" song!  The second version I just love - it has a bit of an Irish sound.  Please take the time to listen & enjoy!

Turn with me to number 195 in your hymnals and let's sing:

My Savior's Love
written & composed by C.H. Gabriel (1856-1932) 
1. I stand amazed in the presence Of Jesus the Nazarene, And wonder how He could love me, A sinner condem'd, unclean.


2.   For me it was in the garden He pray'd; "Not My will, but Thine,"  He had no tears for His own griefs, But sweat-drops of blood for mine.


3.   In pity angels beheld Him, And came from the world of light To comfort Him in the sorrows He bore for my sould that night.


4.   He took my sins and my sorrows.  He made them His very own;  He bore the burden to Calv'ry, And suffer'd and died alone.


5.   When with the ransom'd in glory His face I atlast  shall see, Twill be my joy thro' the ages.  To sing of His love for me.


How marvelous!  how wonderful!  And my song shall ever be:
How marvelous!  how wonderful Is my Savior's love for me!

A special thanks to "SE Samonte" for sharing this with us!
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo Day_zpsb50f87c9.jpg

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